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Floor slab of Jan Pels and family (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2763
Name Floor slab of Jan Pels and family (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with a medallion with a chalice and host in the centre and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [387] St. Johannes Evangelistkerk (St. Janskathedraal) (St John Evangelist's Church (St John's Cathedral)), 's-Hertogenbosch
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Jan Pels held a benefice in this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan Pels and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5283] Jan Pels (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks A later inscription commemorates Jan Pels's niece Yda or Iken Pels (d. 1602)
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 107 x 84 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the upper part is missing
Condition Broken and some damage along the edges; worn in places
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification A later inscription commemorates Jan Pels's niece Yda or Iken Pels (d. 1602)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oudheusden, J.A.F.M. van; Tummers, H. A. , De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch, http://www.grafzerkensintjan.nl/default.aspx, 245
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 265

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2763] Floor slab of Jan Pels and family (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with a medallion with a chalice and host in the centre and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 107 x 84 x 0
Date
Year 1556
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is situated in the south outer aisle of the nave
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription probably along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] Jan Pels beneficiaet ende rector deser altaer sterf anno XVc LVI den [...].
Translation
English translation [...] Jan Pels, benefice-holder and rector of this altar, who died in the year 1556 on [...].
Dutch translation [...] Jan Pels, beneficiant en rector van dit altaar, die stierf in het jaar 1556 op [...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5283] Jan Pels (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the right, bottom and left edges of the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols and a centrally placed medallion with chalice and host, all in low relief and now worn
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5283
Personal details
Name Jan Pels
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1556/09/12
Additional remarks Jan Pels was a son of peddlar Arnt Arnt Pels and Johanna Jan Zybrechts. He is first recorded as a priest in 1527/8. In 1540 he holds the benefice of the altar of the Holy Ghost in the parish church of Hilvarenbeek and by 1543 of the first altar van St Christopher in St John's church in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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